GWADS is going virtual - and coming to you!

For the first time ever, take part in the GWADS Virtual Conference from wherever you are. That's right: We're putting some of the best GWADS speakers and programs live online.

Connect. Learn. Drive change.

  • Networking, industry trends, professional development
  • Revenue-generating strategies
  • Advanced digital tools
  • Circulation matters, independent contractor management

The Great Western Audience Alliance is the union of CWCMA and NICE and includes California, Nevada, Arizona, new Mexico, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii and Western Canada.

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Best of the Best Awards

Sign Up for Our Roundtables

GWAA offers informal peer discussion groups to collaborate on our industry's latest challenges.  Join us for expert advice on pandemic business continuity; strategies and tactics for consumer revenue growth; digital and print acquisition and retention; legal matters; paymeter placement; customer experience tools and distribution and operations including carrier recruitment and digital days. Learn and connect without having to leave your office!


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Collaborate with peers and business partners when you join GWAA. Your membership includes networking and accelerated learning via free quarterly webinars, annual conferences and award-winning success stories. Members also get preferred rates at all GWAA sponsored events.

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Get ideas, presentations and best practices, collaborate with talented peers, create new strategies and launch business success.


Find sponsorship levels for any budget. Gain exposure at conferences, webinars and more. Meet with decision makers.

Annual Meeting

Join GWAA for our Virtual Annual Business Meeting. With Best of Best and Lifetime Awards, plus seating of New Board, this is a “Can’t Miss” event.

Become a Member

Your GWAA membership delivers more than you expect. Inspiration. Solutions. Lots of perks — like free webinars, free access to newsletters and award-winning success strategies, networking with some of the most trusted vendors in the business, and leadership and professional development opportunities. All the resources you need in one place.

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Board of Directors

For over 100 years, GWAA has been led by some of the industry’s most respected circulators. Today, the leaders of the Great Western Audience Alliance are still innovating successful strategies to meet the challenges of today’s distribution, digital audience and consumer revenue transformations.

Executive Board 2019-2020

  • President - Maria Ravera, McClatchy Company
  • Immediate Past President - Jim Wall, McClatchy Company
  • Executive Advisor- Troy Niday, Sonoma Media Investments
  • First VP - Dan Fabela, The Seattle Times
  • Second VP - Jaime Foster, Sonoma Media Investments

The officers encourage you to consider joining the board.

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